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NANS Calls On Buhari To Ban Foreign Medical Trip
NANS PRO, Adeyemi Azeez (middle) flagged by other NANS executive 

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Just as the federal government banned the importation of agricultural products, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from seeking medical treatment abroad and ban other Nigerians.

This, according to NANS, will improve the standard of the nation's health sector.

The National PRO of the association,  Comrade Azeez Adeyemi stated this at a Press Conference heralding 59th Independence anniversary held at NUJ Secretariat, Iwe-Irohin, Abeokuta,  the Ogun  State capital. 

Adeyemi said the National Assembly should formulate a law banning top government officials and other Nigerians from seeking medical treatment abroad. 

His words: " We however applaud the Federal government of Nigeria in its efforts to make Nigeria self-dependent and self-reliance nation.  We appeal that a step should be taken further by ensuring that  all top government functionaries including  the President are banned by law from foreign medical tourism and should be  treated here in Nigeria no matter the nature of their ailment so as to improve the standard of our medical facilities in the country".

The NANS PRO however frown at the Central Bank's charges policy of 7% on withdrawals above N500,000, insisting that the policy is perceived to be geared towards impoverishing both average and poor Nigerians. 

He added "If this policy is allowed to scale through, it will increase robbery cases as the people will find keeping money at homes as an alternative".

Speaking on the Economic and Financial  Crime Commission's  (EFCC) presence on campuses in search of "Yahoo boys",  Adeyemi said NANS does not stand against the move but the anti-graft agency must beam it searchlight on politicians who have looted the country. 

He alleged that, EFCC under the disguise of fighting yahoo boys on campuses have harrassed, humiliated and embarrassed their students.

The students group therefore passed vote of confidence on Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, saying NANS would remain firm with him against any odd, describing him as a major standing factor which many are still respecting the current administration. 

The NANS Spokesman said for Nigeria to be more positioned among commity of nations, there is need for more sacrifices and efforts from and sundry. 

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